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    Default MLB to use instant replay NOW

    OK, I mean Thursday, but still, pretty big news.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Default Re: MLB to use instant replay NOW

    This SUCKS Donkey nuts .why screw around with such a great game ? The Human element -frailties and all- are such a huge part of every game -What's next ? tell the batter what pitch is coming ?

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    Default Re: MLB to use instant replay NOW

    Limited replays will only be used to determine disputed home runs, fair or foul and spectator interferance, nothing too drastic.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    From MLB.com
    Major League Baseball will institute the use of instant replay on Thursday to determine disputed home run calls -- fair or foul, in or out of the ballpark, fan interference -- Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Tuesday.


    As far as the players go, the Players Association put out a press release just at the start of the conference call saying that the union had signed off on the system at least for the end of the 2009 regular season and postseason. Like the umpires, who agreed to the plan last week, both unions have reserved the right to revisit it during the offseason.

    If the crew chief determines that instant replay review is necessary on a particular disputed home run, then he will call the MLB.com technician, who will transmit the most appropriate video footage to the crew chief and the umpire crew on site. The umpire supervisor or former umpire will not have direct communication with any of the umpires on site.

    The decision to reverse a call will be at the sole discretion of the crew chief. The standard used by the crew chief when reviewing a play will be whether there is clear and convincing evidence that the umpire's decision on the field was incorrect and should be reversed.

    Once instant replay review is invoked, whether or not the call has been reversed, neither club will be permitted to further argue the decision. A player, manager or coach who continues to argue will be treated in the same manner as one who argues balls and strikes and subject to ejection from the game.

    Any decision regarding the placement of runners, should a home run call be reversed, will be made by the crew chief. As is done in cases of fan interference, the crew chief will place the baserunners where he believes they would have been had the call been made properly.

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